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2 joggers struck — 1 fatally — by Corvette in NW Indiana

A jogger died and another was injured after they were hit by a 1979 Chevrolet Corvette in northwest Indiana Saturday afternoon.

The two women were running eastbound on County Road 1200 North near 370 East about 2 p.m. in unincorporated Jackson Township when the Corvette came over a hill from the west and the driver lost control when he saw them in his path, according to Porter County sheriff’s police.

Both were hit and taken to Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso. One of them, 38-year-old Elizabeth Scott of Porter, suffered “incapacitating” injuries and was pronounced dead Sunday night, police said. The other woman’s injuries were considered minor.

The 18-year-old Chesterton man at the wheel stayed at the scene. Alcohol wasn’t thought to be a factor, police said.

The road was closed in the area for about two hours as authorities investigated. No citations or charges have been issued.